Ancient, with few nicks and very fine usage patina, it presents signs of age that could not be reproduced artificially. Ancient and antique agate beads, that are diffused from the Mesopotamia (4000BCE) to Himalayan regions and beyond until 19th century, often are not decorated, however various methods were used in antiquity to alter the color of the stone. These treatments made the crystalline layers or banding more prominent and thus enhanced the appearence of eyes and stripes. This in turn made the beads and the stone more desirable for personal adornment and for their use as amulets. We try our best to describe items as detail as we can.And make photos as detail as we can. If you have any doubt about the detail, We promise the. Things you will receive are 100% same with the photos. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Beads\1400-1800".antique" and is located in this country: TH. This item can be shipped worldwide.